There are a multiple of reasons as to why serial killers enjoy killing.There are people who say that the force that pushes serial killers to kill is an intrinsic force, an instinct to be precise. Without any feelings of remorse, a serial killer will repeatedly kill.The scientists explanation of this is that serial killers are indeed anachronisms possessing primal instincts which are not effectively moderated by the intellectual parts in the brain.Consequently, this will have a tendency of killing fellow human beings.
Serial killers are a result of lack of proper parenting and effective socialization. The argument is that half socialization of serial killers will leave them prone and make them vulnerable to killing tendencies.They will not need any provocation to kill.At puberty, this aggression is essentially sexualized.
There are many arguments which lean to the fact that many serial killers may be victims of childhood abuse. Again, it is argues that childhood trauma leads some to serial killing.Other things that have been accused and considered as culprits as far as causes of serial killers is concerned are dysfunctional families, emotionally distant and also parents.
It is somehow confounding to note that even if many biographies of serial killers argue that they were traumatized as children, there are other serial killers who can exhibit any trace of childhood trauma. Self reported biographies which are the sources of such information are vulnerable to manipulation and skewness and they may not be dependable. It is not easy to where a child who did not have any trauma or child abuse will turn into a serial killer if you follow that argument. Since there are some serial killers who did not experience any of these bad
experiences at childhood, it may be hard to explain these phenomenon.
When you have to judge a serial killer, it is one of the hardest and most complicated decisions to make.One part of you will be saying that since the killer was not fully developed in their brain as a human being, how can they be responsible.All this will be meant to say that they are not guilty of their killings.Indeed, this is not a very easy judgment top make.
Look at a situation where having 100 children raised in an extremely abusive foster home saw only one child turn into a serial killer later in life. This essentially deviates from the earlier arguments.If childhood trauma and abuse were the only ones responsible for serial killers, why didn’t the other 99 children become serial killers?